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Change in perspective

I spoke a little bit a few days ago about the change in perspective that working on cruise ships has given my partner and I.

I want to expand on that.

For four years, over the course of five calendar years, I lived onboard cruise ships. I started off sharing a cabin, but I worked my way up to my own cabin and then to an officers cabin. For the last three years, I had a pretty sweet deal. Double bed, nice closet (most of the time), love seat couch, good size desk and a porthole. I was happy with the space I had and didn’t need anymore. I had a refrigerator and microwave in my room and a pretty good amount of storage.

Ok, let’s be honest, I loved my cabin.

Now, my partner and I live in a two bedroom apartment in Las Vegas. It’s over 1000 square feet and has lots of storage. The day we moved in we ran around our empty apartment with joy! We’ve been here for 6 months and several times during the week we still mention how much we love our apartment and how much space we have.

When I was younger, I used to see large houses and want to have something like that when I grew up. But now, I don’t really see the need.

I’m thankful to cruise ships for changing my perspective like that. 

Life changes.

So much has happened over the past year. So many life changes.

I no longer work on cruise ships. I’m done. After 11 sign on days, 9 ships, three companies and 5 calendar years, I’m done.

During my last few contracts onboard, I started thinking about where I wanted to live when I was done. I had several lists going, weighing the pros and cons of my different options, and I landed on Vegas.

Las Vegas.

Thru a series of random events, my partner and I moved here in January of 2017. Since we’re both in entertainment, it seemed like a good place to plant out roots at first.

It’s been 6 months since we moved here, and we are actually completely happy. I’m not working in entertainment at the moment, and I’m ok with that. For so long my career was the absolute top priority in my life, and that was ok. But now, I don’t want that to always be the case. I haven’t had a real personal life in so long, that I am loving that it’s my top priority now.

We’ll both be going back to weird hours and working 6 days a week at some point, but currently, we are loving having weekends and nights! Who knew those were so awesome?! Been missing out.